He slept in. He woke up tired because he had been dreaming...
He looked up at the sky. He always felt the blue but this time he looked through it, past it. He noticed a green light. It flashed three times. And on the third flash his heart grew a vine and he began to climb. - up, up, up.
Chris Kyle is a guitarist, composer, producer, and collaborator living in Brooklyn NY.
He has toured nationally and internationally playing guitar with Cautious Clay, Lip Talk, Okkervil River, the Duhks, Cosmicide, Sean Rowe and many others. Chris has performed on multiple TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live and major festivals including Governor's Ball, Lollapalooza, Outsidelands, Boston Calling, Best Kept Secret (NL), Northside (DK), Parklife (UK), Sideways (FL), Lightning in a Bottle, Electric Forest and Pitchfork Paris.
2018 and 2019 saw Chris on the road and recording extensively with the alternative r&b project
Cautious Clay. Highlights include a Tiny Desk Performance, stripped down version of the song "Cold War" on the Busy Philipps show, Busy Tonight, several North American and European headlining tours and major festival performances, with 2019 ending with another EU/North America headlining tour (October 24 - December 14)
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It was in between tours, at home over coffee where the songs off Chris's forthcoming album "Air Jacket" were being created. Some ideas for songs also came while on the road. "I'm always playing guitar and coming up with little song ideas or melodies. Luckily for me the amazingly talented producer and songwriter Lip Talk lent a hand cowriting lyrics and melodies. She also contributed vocals and a spaced out toy piano solo ."
The album entitled "Air Jacket" is scheduled for release on August 23rd 2019.
The first single "Summer Nights" was released on July 12th, 2019
The song has an easy going nature capturing the long hazy days of summer. It's about the blurry boundary between ourselves and our surroundings, loving from a distance - questioning "where do you begin"?